New rail plans worry Cambodians

Villagers content with existing mode of transport, worry about government proposal.

In some parts of rural Cambodia, public transport is virtually non-existent, so for years villagers have had their own innovative way of getting around – by what is known as a Bamboo Train, or locally, as a lorry.

Villagers rely on them to go to work, to the market, to travel to the hospital, and back home.

Now the government wants to introduce a modern rail system, but as Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from Pursat in Cambodia, the locals wonder whether the new trains will be as reliable as what they are used to.

Source: Al Jazeera

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